Skip to comments.Toy Story 3 Wins Box Office (Bush-hater Josh Brolin's Jonah Hex bombs at # 7)
Posted on 06/20/2010 8:53:07 PM PDT by max americana
1. Pixar/Disney's Toy Story 3 is the 3D monster everybody thought it would be with $41 million Friday and $37 million Saturday and an estimated $31M Sunday on 4,028 locations, including 2,463 3D screens (of which 180 are IMAX which did $8.4M at 180 theaters or 8% of TS3 overall weekend domestic gross for the biggest IMAX animated film ever and the 5th highest IMAX domestic opener ever). The 3D ticket price advantage made this Pixar's biggest, swamping previous Pixar 2D opening weekends, including 2003 Finding Nemo's $70.2M and 2004 The Incredibles' $70.4M. Toy Story 3 will debut to $111M this weekend (with that fat +46% admission price which adds about $18M to every $100M of box office gross). But TS3 was still 2nd to Shrek 3's opening. "The Toy Story films are the heart and soul of Pixar," said Darla K. Anderson, producer of Toy Story 3. Which is why it drew 40% of its non-family audience from young adults ages 17-24 who grew up with the Toy Story characters and Disney targeted them with college screening programs. Also going for it were brilliant reviews with a Cinema Score of "A" and a Rotten Tomatoes tally of "99%" positive reviews. Plus, Fathers Day is a huge moviegoing opportunity for families -- "if you have the right movie," a studio exec reminds me. Which this is, of course. This threequel gives Pixar/Disney their 11th No. 1 debut, the highest June weekend opening in industry history, and only the 3rd animated film in history with an opening 3-day weekend of over $100M.
Day and date overseas, Toy Story 3 made $44.8M, representing 25% of the market, with strong showings in Latin America driven by Mexico, Brazil & Argentina which together earned $20M. China realized $9.5M, the biggest weekend in history for an animated title in this market. That puts the pic's worldwide cume at $153.8M.
2. Sony Pictures' holdover Karate Kid, which has been doing surprisingly strong midweek numbers since school let out, made $8.8M Friday and $11.2 Saturday and an estimated $8.9M Sunday from 3,663 runs for $28.5M (and a week's drop of only -48%). By the end of the weekend, its cume is already $106.2M.
3. Fox's The A-Team drops -46% from its poor opening a week ago for a $4.2M Friday and $5.2M Saturday from 3,544 theaters and a $13.7M weekend with cume of $49.7M.
4. Get Him To The Greek (Universal) Week 3 [2,592 Theaters] Friday $2M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $6.1M, Estimated Cume $47.9M
7. By contrast, newcomer Warner Bros' Jonah Hex already is such a flop that it's not even meeting the studio's low opening weekend expectation of $10M from 2,825 venues after it wasn't tracking. My sources say it opened to only $1.9M Friday and $1.7M Saturday so it's hard-pressed to get to even $5M this weekend. As one Warner Bros exec said about the lesson learned; "You don't take a handsome actor and disgfigure him." The studio is so embarrassed that it took great pains to points out that the pic was greenlighted before Diane Nelson took over as DC Entertainment prez. About the cowboy with the disfigured face and legend that he can't be killed, a minor character in the DC Comics galaxy of stars, Jonah Hex was attempted on the cheap. The studio claims the final budget was $35M. UPDATE: But I hear Warner Bros cut the original budget of $80M to $40M right before production with no script changes. Then the studio did 70 pages of reshoots about 6 months ago. That may have added another $25M for a new budget of $65M. Ouch! As one insider tells me, "the studio looked at the movie a long time ago and wrote it off".
the best part of movie was when barbie said.......you can only govern by the will of the consent ...............................
>>> Bush-hater Josh Brolin’s Jonah Hex bombs at # 7
There is a flaw in this sort of analysis. As I recall it, the people behind Pixar hated Bush as well, and they are at # 1.
The studio wrote off Jonah Hex before it was even completed. And yet Brolin will earn more on it then most Americans will see in their lifetime.
For myself, regardless of the politics of the players, they can keep all seven of these films.
You know, I recently watched “W” on the movie channels (I would have never paid to watch it in the theatre.) What surprised me is the writers and directors ended up being too clever for their own good. They’re portrayal of Bush’s drinking problem and later religous conversion, which I’m sure was designed to make the liberal role their eyes and laugh. However, for those of us that believe in overcoming hardship with the help of religon, Bush came across very sympathetically. Later once the story got into the “War in Iraq” it generated into typical liberal propaganda, such as the scene where the cabinet is deciding how to divide up Iraq’s oil reserves. But, overall, it wasn’t quite as bad as I expected.
Wow. She’s a real genius when it comes to the category of “Non-acting” actors.
She publically bashed the Transformers movies after they made her millions (now she can shop at Rodeo Dr., instead of shoplifting at Wallmart) for basically playing herself because she claimed it would never showcase her acting talent. Result = she’s been replaced by some Victoria Secrets model for the 3rd movie in the series.
Then she ends up in this summer bomb.
Karma is a wonderful thing sometimes, especially when it hits hollywood phony ingrates like her.
I’m just guessing, Josh squats to pee.
The last time this SumBitch came to Shreveport,La. he and
part of the crew got their asses kicked Big Time and
wound up in jail,,,(bar fight on Texas st.),,,
Damn wonder they didn’t get Shot...
14% on RottenTomatoes, ouch! And I remember reading Jonah Hex during the 70s.
You are my favorite Freepers from now on..anyone who could actually watch that dreck deserves a salute. Back in HS, the only reason why I watched Farenheit 9/11 was because my GF back then was a loony lib, and she wanted me to accompany her to the theater..but she was smoking hot and “begged” me (wink). THAT was the only reason why I watched it.
When your in-law is Babs Streisand, you’re not taught to fight. Wished I saw this douche get his ass kicked..
LOL,,,They had pics in the local paper,,,
Looked like they got worked over good,,,
That bar is a pretty ruff place...;0)
I actually though Bush was portrayed fairly sympathetically. Dick Cheney.....not so much.
Stone’s other Presidential biopic, Nixon, I thought also treated Nixon much kinder than I would have expected, even the ending was a fairly nice tribute to him.
I didn’t see ‘W’ but Oliver Stone portrayed Nixon fairly sympathetically in ‘Nixon’.